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Criminal charges dismissed against Jessica Colotl

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Jessica Colotl (WAGA-TV FOX 5 file photo) Jessica Colotl (WAGA-TV FOX 5 file photo)
MARIETTA, Ga. -

A lawyer for a young woman from Mexico whose 2010 arrest after a traffic offense nearly led to her deportation says a criminal case against her has been dismissed.

Jerome Lee said Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley on Wednesday granted a defense request to dismiss the case against Jessica Colotl.

Colotl was brought to the U.S. illegally from Mexico when she was 11. She was arrested in March 2010 on charges of driving without a license and obstructing traffic.

In February 2011, Colotl was indicted on a charge of false swearing after the Cobb County Sheriff's Office said she gave deputies false contact information during booking for her arrest. That case has gone through several legal twists and turns but was dismissed this week.

 

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